Booked for Mentoring: Musings of a Book Addict – and the Most Impactful Book for 2011 Is….

I have read a lot of really good books this year (2011 Books for Mentoring), and because I am at active reader, I always learn at least one thing from the books that I read. This is the time of year when you find the various lists for the best books of the year. I already gave you the list of some of the books that I have thoroughly enjoyed. But, I have also been thinking about which book was most impactful and practical for me. And the winner is… Drum roll please! …How to Read Literature Like  Professor by Thomas Foster. When I first started to read How to Read Literature Like a … [Read more...]

The Invisible Mentor Week in Review

This is what we talked about on The invisible Mentor Blog this week: Reading list for this Summer 2011, Review of Catching Fire and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, Ada Lovelace the First Computer Programmer and Interview with Patty DeDominic. Mondays at the Salon A list of books to keep you busy this summer. The Invisible Mentor Summer 2011 Reading List Booked on Tuesdays We previously reviewed The Hunger Games and today we review the last two instalments: Catching Fire and Mockingjay in The Hunger Games trilogy. Review: Catching Fire and Mockingjay by Suzanne … [Read more...]

Book Review: Catching Fire and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games trilogy: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins was inspired by a blend of the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, a program on TV where people were competing, and another where kids were fighting a war while the author was channel surfing. According to Wikipedia, “[Collins] describes the Hunger Games as ‘an updated version of the Roman gladiator games, which entails a ruthless government forcing people to fight to the death as popular entertainment.’ Collins also explains that the name Panem came from the Roman saying "Panem et Circenses" which … [Read more...]

The Invisible Mentor Week in Review

To make it easy for you in case you missed our posts this week, here is what we talked about on The invisible Mentor Blog. Mondays at the Salon When you think of ING DIRECT, you think of a bank without branches of tellers. But the firm offers a collaborative working space in downtown Toronto at the corner of Shuter and Yonge Street. The ING Direct Downtown Cafe is very open, orange in colour with free wireless internet service. The space offers high tech facilities for entrepreneurs to come together and share ideas. Are Collaborative Workspaces The Wave of the Future? Booked on … [Read more...]

The Hunger Games is This Year’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Last year, many people including bloggers were talking about Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. This year, people will be talking about Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games. Both books are the first instalment in a trilogy. The Hunger Gamesis a science fiction book written for teenagers, but adults including myself, are gobbling up the book. It’s a page turner. I liked the sixteen-year-old protagonist Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games a lot better than I liked Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo even though I enjoyed the trilogy and have seen the … [Read more...]